Lamitan resumes hearing on Revenue Code Print
Friday, 15 December 2017 16:56

The Lamitan City Council has resumed its hearings on the proposed Revenue Code of Lamitan City.

Lamitan Councior Joaquin “Boy” Puri Jr., the Committee Chairman on Ways and Means, described the Revenue Code is the first of its kind in the city.

The Revenue Code was first presented to the City Council and passed its first reading last year.

Deliberations however were reportedly deferred to pave the way for discussions on infrastructure projects and other programs of Lamitan city.  These projects will have a bearing on discussions of the Revenue Code.

Among matters that were discussed were the construction of a world class gymnasium, the Negosyo Center building, the City Health Office, the new Public Market, the purchase of a 5-megawatt generator set, and the creation of the Tricycle Adjudication Board.

Councilor Clarito San Juan said that they will await figures from the executive department on these projects to be incorporated in deliberations on the Revenue Code.

Deliberations are expected to start by early next year.

Puri underscored the importance of crafting a new Revenue Code for Lamitan city because the city is still using the old Municipal Code in collecting taxes from businessmen.

The Revenue Code is expected to contain provisions that will benefit coconut farmers direly affected by the Cocolisap outbreak in Basilan province. (Allen Abastillas)